According to Wikipedia, Inyokern has the highest insolation of any locale on the North American continent, having more than 355 days of sunshine each year, hence its motto: The Sunshine Capital of America.
If you have ever seen a movie, music video, car commercial or magazine layout with familiar desert scenery in the background, chances are the Ridgecrest Regional Film Commission had something to do with bringing that image to you.
The Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival will return for a fifth year this fall, running Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, continuing with its changes made two years ago for the third festival.
In front of a small group of veterans and supporters May 24, 2018, Anthony Damiano raised the American flag for the first time at the new site of the China Lake Museum. The Museum opened a new location off base at 130 E. Las Flores Ave., meaning visitors no longer need to pass a background screening to go onto base property to visit.